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'Buttock': A funny word?

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Started: 1/25/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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borg

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buttock is afuuny word which i bleive is true, and so if u try to prove its not will be crushed wit my deb8ing skills o yea
StealthNinja

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The word buttock, while funny to some in context, may be offensive to others of a more refined taste. I'm not saying that I do not think that buttock is a funny word for me, but others may be embarassed or or shocked at it's usage. My question for you is what context do you mean the humor of buttocks in? Are you talking about the actual body part or just to word? It would be very helpful if you could clarify.
Debate Round No. 1
borg

Pro

Alright, here I go.

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First of all, in response to your plea for clarification, I am referring to both. The integration of a) the ludicrous sound and b) the meaning of the word is what makes 'buttock' so funny. You claim that those with more 'refined' taste in humor do not appreciate this word; 'refined' is relative. Those who hate the word say they are 'refined,' but those who think it is funny could also claim they are the 'refined' ones. Therefore, this claim is easily negated.

On that note, I will bring up (so you don't use it against me later) that 'funny' is relative as well. That said, let us continue.

"…others may be shocked or embarrassed at it's usage."
I must disagree with this. Is it really that bad of a word? Buttock is not a swear word, it is merely a name for one part of the body, specifically "either of the two fleshy protuberances forming the lower and back part of the trunk" (dictionary.com). Though it's true that some (note: only some) may be offended by this word, it is only the result of misguided perceptions.

Now, how exactly is ‘buttock' funny? The two syllables, ‘but' and ‘tock,' respectively, fit together in unique way that is both simple and amusing. The first syllable, ‘but,' has an oblique sound that produces a soft feel. ‘Tock,' the next syllable, complements the first syllable's softer tone with a crisp, yet mellow tone that brings an unexpected yet firm closure to the word. This auditory composition combines with the meaning to create a hilarious word.

I stated earlier that ‘buttock' is simply a part of the body, not a bad word per se. You may have thought to counter that by saying ‘if so, why is it funny?' While not a bad word, ‘buttock' is a reference to a part of one's body that is not commonly referred to in society. The use of the word brings mild shock to the average listener, with both its meaning and pronunciation. The shock, and sheer absurdity of the word itself, is what causes ‘buttock' to funny.

I await my opponent's rebuttal.
StealthNinja

Con

My opponent seems to agree with the fact that buttock might shock some people, and he is right. Also the fact that i have no time fof this, i concede this debate.
Debate Round No. 2
borg

Pro

Since my opponent has conceded, I hereby win the debate. Thank you for your participation, StealthNinja...though it's a pity you conceded; I was having fun.
StealthNinja

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StealthNinja forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Chuckles 9 years ago
Chuckles
sanchez, are you by chance referring to that robot chicken skit? if so...
"your tongue can't repel flavor of this magnitude!"

if not...i must sound like a dipshit.
Posted by borg 9 years ago
borg
I was being sarcastic, you gravy-brained lump.
Posted by massvideogamer 9 years ago
massvideogamer
oh, and u call my debate senseless borg 'buttock'? seriously
Posted by borg 9 years ago
borg
What do you mean, Sanchez?
Posted by Sanchez 9 years ago
Sanchez
It's a trap! Twenty Five.
Posted by StealthNinja 9 years ago
StealthNinja
Lol this is some first debate.
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